Gold Cost airport (OOL) 


Gold Coast Airport, also known as Coolangatta Airport and opened in 1939, has had one of the biggest passenger movement growths in the last years in Australia. It serves the Queensland and New South Wales regions, and operates with domestic and international flights to neighbouring countries and Southeast Asia.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 4:30 am to 11:00 pm.
Annual passenger traffic: Around 6.3 million passengers went through it during 2016.
Tel: +61 755 891 100. General and tourist information desk in the Domestic Arrivals area.


The airport is situated in the city of Coolangatta, 25 km (16 miles) to the south of Surfers Paradise and 100 km (62 miles) south from Brisbane.

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Bus - Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle (Tel +61 755 522 760) is a door-to-door service that connects the airport with several hotels in the area, from Tweed Heads to Runaway Bay. Line 777 from TransLink (Tel +61 738 518 700) runs to Broadbeach South tram station in about 30 minutes, and there you can make combinations with the G line to Surfers Paradise, Southport and other destinations. It operates every 15 min. from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Route 760 links the enclosure with Varsity Lakes Station with a frequency of 30 min. It also goes to Coolangatta, Bilinga, Tugun, Currumbin, Palm Beach, Elanora and Robina. On the other hand, Surfside Buslines (Tel +61 755 522 700) provides transportation to Kingscliff, Pottsville, Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah.

Train - There are frequent services from TransLink (Tel +61 738 518 700) between Brisbane Central Station and Varsity Lakes (1 hour and 20 minutes), and bus 760 departs from there, stopping near the airport.

Taxi - Vehicles available in front of the terminal. The trip to Surfers Paradise takes 25 minutes.

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Car rental offices are located opposite the Arrivals Hall. Avis (Tel +61 755 363 511), Budget (Tel +61 755 365 377), Europcar (Tel 1300 131 390 / +61 755 693 370), Hertz (Tel +61 755 366 133), Redspot (Tel 1300 668 810 / +61 755 993 604), Thrifty (Tel +61 755 366 955).

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The airport has currency exchange bureaus, ATMs, VIP lounges, public telephones, internet kiosks and free Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- Coffee shops, restaurants, fast food outlets and bars scattered throughout the enclosure.
Shopping- Duty-free items in the international area, in addition to shops selling souvenirs, surf items, clothing and accessories, electronics, cosmetics, newspapers and magazines. Convenience store in the Domestic Arrivals Hall.
Baggage- Secure luggage wrapping in the baggage reclaim hall. Lockers available 24 hours a day in front of the car rental offices. For enquiries about lost property, head to the Duty Managers office, on the north end of the terminal (Tel +61 755 891 209).
Other Services- Baby care rooms, massage chairs.

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There are different, fully-automated parking areas. More information: Tel +61 755 369 573. Rates

Short Term - For stays of up to 10 hours, situated across from the terminal. The first 10 minutes are free.
Long Term Premium Covered - Located 1 minute away from the main building, with CCTV.
Covered Long Term 1 & 2 - Connected to the terminal through covered walkways.
Long Term Uncovered - Situated behind the previous areas.

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Facilities include reserved parking spaces in the short-term car park, adapted toilets, Braille signage and wheelchairs. If you should require special assistance, contact your airline in advance of your arrival.

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The closest accommodations include: La Costa Motel (Tel +61 755 992 149), Gold Coast Airport Motel (Tel +61 755 366 244), Pacific Place Apartments (Tel +61 755 366 288), Coolangatta YHA (Tel +61 755 367 644), Golden Shores Airport Motel (Tel +61 755 993 667), Bila Vista Holiday Apartments (Tel +61 755 369 099), Kirra Surf Apartments (Tel +61 755 890 300), Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific (Tel +61 755 906 188), Meridian Tower (Tel +61 755 369 400), Nirvana By The Sea (Tel +61 755 065 555). Some of them operate free shuttle buses for their guests.

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Latest updates: March, 21, 2017